According to this Playback article
, Jim Shaw finally watched TRAILER PARK BOYS -- and liked it!
"I watched about five minutes of one show and it really turned me off. But my granddaughters made me sit down and watch a couple of episodes in a row, and now I'm hooked. Those boys are really funny!"
The cable mogul claims he's "seriously examining" putting more Canadian productions on his cable networks. "We really need to promote our uniquely Canadian perspective if we're going to compete in the global marketplace."
It's a surprising road-to-Damascus moment for Mr. Shaw, but it makes sense. With more and more programming available on the Net, it's going to be harder and harder to maintain the firewalls that protects Canadian networks from American programming. In the long run, focusing on the domestic market -- and using that as a jumping-off point into the truly global market -- is only good strategy. The only alternative would be to abolish all Canadian content requirements and selling out to the studios -- and not even Mr. Shaw wants that.
I tried really hard to like TPB, but after 20 minutes or so, I was just so disgusted I had to turn it off.
"Jim Shaw's no stranger to loooove..."
Nice one Alex...
i didn't fall for it, too obvious.
on an unrelated note, anyone know if there are any videos of Rick Astley on youtube?
teamakers got me too. how stupid am i nowadays?
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